Law Vocabulary Quiz #4
Terms in this set (10)
clerk of court
An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
A promise to pay a debt or default of another person.
Property owned equally by spouses.
The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
That which is given or received in a contract.
contempt of court
Action that hinders the administration of justice in court.
Put off trial until another time.
An agreement between two or more persons that creates an obligation to do or not to do a particular thing.
The ability to understand and enter into contracts. Individuals that "lack capacity" to contract include: minors, mentally ill individuals, and in some instances individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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